My Check Engine Light is on
I just bought a Toyota 4Runner 2001 with 184,000 miles and a light came on and my son thinks it is the wheel bearing Track off Vsc Track.
My car has 18400 miles.
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When the traction control light comes on (and the system is not engaged manually), it’s usually an indicator of a wheel sensor or transmission speed sensor issue as both of these parts are critical for monitoring and controlling traction control systems. The issue can also be caused by a damaged or faulty traction control module. If your vehicle is not shaking, making a grinding noise or vibrating when driving or slowing down, it’s probably an electrical component issue that should be inspected by a professional mechanic before replacing any parts.
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If the check engine light in your 2022 Toyota 4Runner starts flashing, that means that the problem needs attention promptly and your Toyota should be brought in instantly. This blinking light normally indicates a severe engine misfire allowing unburned fuel to be dumped into the exhaust system.
It could be a misfiring engine, a broken oxygen sensor or simply a loose gas cap. When you see the check engine light it doesn`t necessarily mean you need to pull the car over to the side of the road and call a tow truck. It does mean you should get the car checked out as soon as possible.
A loose gas cap is one of the most common reasons for the check engine light to go on. Check that your gas cap is screwed on securely and that it`s in good condition. If you have a tank of bad gas in the car, your check engine light may come on.
Can you drive a car with the engine light on? It`s okay to drive for a few miles, but be sure to schedule an inspection of the engine as soon as possible. If the check engine light comes on while you`re driving, don`t panic! Pay attention and see if the car is driving any differently than normal.
A steady check engine light indicates a non-emergency issue, such as a loose gas cap. Flashing check engine lights warn of severe situations requiring immediate attention. Standardized diagnostic codes help identify the trouble.
You can judge how serious an issue is by looking at the warning light. The check engine light can show up in two ways: Solid yellow/amber light: Indicates a less urgent issue. Flashing light or red: Indicates a severe problem that needs immediate attention.
These problems can range from faults within the electrical system, the engine, fluid levels or to problems within the car`s emissions system. The problem can even be as simple as forgetting to tighten your gas cap – in fact, this is the most common reason why check engine lights appear in the first place.
Will your check engine light turn off by itself? In most cases, successfully repairing the issue that caused your light to come on will cause the check engine light to turn off automatically—but only after 10 to 20 “cycles”.
It is possible that your automobile`s check engine light has come on because of a false alarm. This being said, if the engine control module (ECM) turned on the check engine light for no reason, the ECM could be malfunctioning itself. This crucial part is the heart of your automobile.
If the check engine light illuminates, it will either blink or remain constantly illuminated, depending on the problem. A blinking light, or in some cars a red light instead of a yellow or orange light, indicates a problem that needs immediate attention. Either way, you should have the vehicle checked by a mechanic.
Just about anything wrong with your vehicle`s ignition system will likely cause your check engine light to come on. If you haven`t had your plugs changed and your vehicle has over 100,000 miles on it, it`s time for new plugs and possibly new wires. Stalls are another indicator of spark plug trouble.
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While driving on freeway truck goes into a limp mode, and the check engine light, abs light, parking break light, service brake
It is possible that you could be having an issue with your powertrain control module. This is somewhat of a common problem on many GM vehicles. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by the dealership to determine if the powertrain control module is functioning properly. If not, a reflash of the powertrain control module may resolve the issue but often times it must be replaced.
2010 Toyota Prius. When I made a sharp turn, all check engine and warning lights to check ‘Hybrid System’ came on.
In order to reset the Maintenance Schedule light:
1) Without touching Brake pedal, press "Start" button twice,
2) Press and hold the "STRIP" button until you see "TRIP A" on display,
3) Turn Ignition to "OFF",
4) Press and hold "ODO Reset" button, AND,
5) Continue to hold ODO Reset Press "START" button twice (w/o touching the Brake pedal),
6) Continue to hold ODO Reset until "000000 Miles" appears on display, and Maintenance Light turns off.
A certified YourMechanic technician can also come to your location to help perform an inspection of your vehicle to diagnose your issues with uphill acceleration and recommend any necessary repairs.
Check engine light refuses to go off after engine replaced
Hello there, you have a long series of issues going on with your 2013 Hyundai Sonata. If you keep getting a repeating oil light on than there is likely a fault in that system.
Since this fault has lasted after the engine was replaced it could be a oil pressure sensor, wiring harness fault, ECU fault, oil pump, oil strainer clogged, or low oil pressure.
To diagnose this issue properly you need a complete vehicle inspection to start from square one and identify the root cause of all this.
2006 Ford Mustang has check engine light on
There are countless potential causes for your illuminated check engine light. The mechanic manually turned off the light, but it came back on because the problem has not been fixed. The first place to start is retrieval of the stored diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs). These codes serve as a starting point for any further diagnostics a mechanic may perform. Codes will be stored anytime the check engine light is on. Since the first mechanic was unable to fix your concern, I recommend giving the professionals at YourMechanic a call. We offer expert check engine light diagnosis and repair.
Car started to slow down and then the check engine light, battery, and engine oil light came on. What could cause this?
Hi there. It is possible that the battery cable came loose or the wires to the oil pressure sensor has came loose or failed. Check the battery cables and make sure that the terminals are tight and clean. Check the wires to the oil pressure sensor and make sure that they are connected and not broken. If everything looks good, then the oil pressure sensor may have failed. Plus, check the computer for codes and see what is stored. This will lead you to the part that could have failed. I recommend replacing the oil pressure sensor then checking to see if the lights will go out. If you need further assistance troubleshooting your vehicle, then seek out a technician, such as one from Your Mechanic, that can assist you with the warning lights that came on.
p0011 code,check engine light one, changed bank 1 vvt solenoid and check engine light still on?
The P0011 code is typically caused by oil issues with the car. I would particularly make sure the engine oil level is not low. The VVT solenoid relies on proper oil levels to do their job. If they don’t have enough oil, they won’t work. You can have a mobile technician from YourMechanic visit your home or office to inspect the Check Engine Light for you. If you follow through with a repair with us you will be reimbursed for the cost of inspection.
Check Engine Light comes on after starting pickup
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1992 Isuzu Pickup. A professional will have the correct equipment to read OBD1 codes. Retrieving the diagnostic trouble code(s) is the first place to start when diagnosing your vehicle. Increasing RPMs changes engine load, which can in turn affect many different sensors and components, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The only way to narrow down the options and find the culprit is through in person diagnosis with an OEM compatible scan tool. A certified technician from YourMechanic can retrieve the OBD codes at your home or office.
Traction light/reduced engine power and check engine light coming on
Hello. From what you describe, it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of intermittent wiring or sensor issue. If the problem occurred again after driving over a bump, then it may be possible that a damaged or loose wire is shorting or having contact issues. A common issue that can cause stalling is a faulty crank position sensor or wiring. I would carefully examine the engine for any loose or damaged wires. If the Check Engine Light comes back on, I would recommend having the trouble codes scanned before resetting the computer.